Opera del Duomo Museum pairs with the Misericordia Museum

Single ticket introduced between the two historic institutions

Editorial Staff
February 23, 2018 - 15:01

Beginning March 1, 2018, Florence’s Opera del Duomo Museum and the Misericordia Museum will join forces with a single ticket. Thanks to a year-long deal between the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence’s Arciconfraternita della Misericordia, visitors can now visit both museums, presenting an important opportunity for the latter, which likely does not see the same number of guests that pass through the Opera del Duomo Museum’s neighbouring doors. The single ticket will cost 16 euro and will be available for purchase at the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore’s ticket office in piazza Duomo, with a validity of 72 hours after first entrance into one of the two museums. This single ticket does not, however, grant access to the Opera’s other sites: Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.



Both institutions are considered vital for gaining an overall understanding of Florence’s history and origins. The Opera del Duomo Museum was founded in the very spaces where Michelangelo carved his famous David to hold works belonging to the cathedral complex. Completely renovated and enlarged in 2015, the museum is home to more than 750 works from the complex’s collection, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca della Robbia and Arnolfo di Cambio. The Misericordia Museum, inaugurated in 2016, narrates the 700-year history of Florence’s oldest institution, the Arciconfraternita della Misericordia, founded in 1244, boasting 80 pieces across 14 rooms, including manuscripts, paintings and objects of everyday use.



Superintendent of the Misericordia di Firenze, Giovangualberto Basetti Sani, stated, “It is an honour for us to launch a collaboration with this important and internationally-recognized museum. The Misericordia in piazza Duomo was founded and has grown alongside the city of Florence, and we are happy to offer the many tourists coming from all over the world the opportunity to learn about our institution, so important to Florentines, because Florence and the Misericordia are deeply connected by centuries of common history.”

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